Eel-mother - (n.) The eelpout.
Foremother - (n.) A female ancestor.
Godmother - (n.) A woman who becomes sponsor for a child in baptism. See
Grandmother - (n.) The mother of one's father or mother.
Grandmotherly - (a.) Like a grandmother in age or manner; kind;
Great-grandmother - (n.) The mother of one's grandfather or grandmother.
Hoemother - (n.) The basking or liver shark; -- called also homer. See
Liver shark, under Liver.
Homothermic - (a.) Alt. of Homothermous
Homothermous - (a.) Warm-blooded; homoiothermal; haematothermal.
Mothered - (imp. & p. p.) of Mother
Mothering - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Mother
Mothered - (a.) Thick, like mother; viscid.
Motherhood - (n.) The state of being a mother; the character or office of
Mothering - (n.) A rural custom in England, of visiting one's parents on
Midlent Sunday, -- supposed to have been originally visiting the mother
church to make offerings at the high altar.
Mother-in-law - (n.) The mother of one's husband or wife.
Motherland - (n.) The country of one's ancestors; -- same as fatherland.
Motherless - (a.) Destitute of a mother; having lost a mother; as,
Motherliness - (n.) The state or quality of being motherly.
Motherly - (a.) Of or pertaining to a mother; like, or suitable for, a
mother; tender; maternal; as, motherly authority, love, or care.
Motherly - (adv.) In a manner of a mother.
Mother-naked - (a.) Naked as when born.
Mother-of-pearl - (n.) The hard pearly internal layer of several kinds of
shells, esp. of pearl oysters, river mussels, and the abalone shells;
nacre. See Pearl.
Mother-of-thyme - (n.) An aromatic plant (Thymus Serphyllum); -- called
also wild thyme.
Motherwort - (n.) A labiate herb (Leonurus Cardiaca), of a bitter taste,
used popularly in medicine; lion's tail.
Motherwort - (n.) The mugwort. See Mugwort.
Mothery - (a.) Consisting of, containing, or resembling, mother (in
Myrmotherine - (a.) Feeding upon ants; -- said of certain birds.
Pneumotherapy - (n.) The treatment of disease by inhalations of
compressed or rarefied air.
Smothered - (imp. & p. p.) of Smother
Smothering - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Smother
Smother - (v. t.) To destroy the life of by suffocation; to deprive of
the air necessary for life; to cover up closely so as to prevent
breathing; to suffocate; as, to smother a child.
Smother - (v. t.) To affect as by suffocation; to stife; to deprive of
air by a thick covering, as of ashes, of smoke, or the like; as, to
smother a fire.
Smother - (v. t.) Hence, to repress the action of; to cover from public
view; to suppress; to conceal; as, to smother one's displeasure.
Smother - (v. i.) To be suffocated or stifled.
Smother - (v. i.) To burn slowly, without sufficient air; to smolder.
Smother - (v. t.) Stifling smoke; thick dust.
Smother - (v. t.) A state of suppression.
Smotheriness - (n.) The quality or state of being smothery.
Smotheringly - (adv.) In a smothering manner.
Smothery - (a.) Tending to smother; stifling.
Stepmother - (n.) The wife of one's father by a subsequent marriage.
Unmothered - () Deprived of a mother; motherless.